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360 BLUE13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Completed, Demonstration Project, Environment, ESA, Global, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate action6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATIASpace-related services for water management Around 700 million people worldwide could be displaced due to intense water scarcity by 2030. ESA-coordinated 360blue uses data from EO and communication satellites to provide local public authorities with information on water quality and water-related risks, facilitating sustainable water management. Source: UN Water The 360blue service is an information and software suite aiming at determining water related risks, supporting optimization of water management, and assessing water footprints. It uses Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data, satellite imagery, and open access data sources to deliver insights into water usage, water availability, water quality, and water footprints. Main users are private companies in the food and beverage, mining, construction and agricultural industries, as well as hydro engineering consultancy companies, telecom and IoT service provides and local governments, environmental agencies, waterboards and utilities. It uses several space assets such as Earth observation satellites enabling frequent monitoring of global areas and communication satellites enabling sensors connection in remote places. The 360blue service integrates satellite Earth observation, Internet of Things data and other geo-information sources into meaningful water risk indicators.   Environment, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.int52IMPACT B.V. https://www.52impact.nl/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AIDA-SHM9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Logistics, Ongoing, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAArtificial Intelligence Data Analyser - Structural Health Monitoring AIDA-SHM provides an innovative solution to collect and analyse via Artificial Intelligence signals coming from environmental sensors (e.g. temperature, humidity), acoustic sensors (reporting the change from elastic to plastic status in steel and reinforced concrete structures) and movement sensors with the aim of providing indications on the health status of structures such as bridges and viaducts, predict deterioration and provide indications for preventive maintenance actions.  Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingEnrico SpinelliProject Consulting S.R.L https://www.pjc.it/en/aida-shm/Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 - 16:50viewGlobal
AIGANOVAESA, Global, HRE; TEC, Technology Transfer, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHRE; TECOptimising external water and energy resources The objective of AIGANOVA was to optimise the external water and energy resources required for large consumers of water (e.g. hotels) and minimise the overall cost of the life cycle of a water facility. The project focused on the development of a grey water recycling system, called "AIGANOVA". Sherpa Engineering contributed in the design of control systems in three areas: 1) The system approach that includes representation of the steering system and operating system 2) the model-predictive control and energy management 3) the modeling and simulation of a closed-loop system. A study at the Balneotherapy center (a hotel for 240 guests) demonstrated an overall annual gain (including maintenance and repair) of about EUR 80,000 and a return on investment of seven years, with an average grey water recycling rate of about 60%. Societal challenge AIGANOVA addressed two major societal concerns: water consumption and energy use in recycling. AIGANOVA demonstrated the possibility to reduce external water resources by 50-80%. Also heat can be recovered from recycled water, this reduces the operating cost by a factor 3. MELiSSA expertise The water treatment unit built for AIGANOVA was based on MELiSSA expertise from the Antarctic research station "Concordia". The MELiSSA consortium brought partners together with complementary skills to maximise the water recycling integration and development process in a building. Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentAIGANOVATechnology TransferChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
AIMEE6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Completed, Energy, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Finance, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATIAScaling automatic intelligent multi-feature extraction engine for countrywide/continental deployment The AIMEE project aims at generating a business intelligence platform that will allow users to analyse an "Area of Interest" considering its up-to-date features and attributes. The project makes use of Earth observation satellite imagery from different providers and create a fully-automated platform able to generate business intelligence without human intervention. The goal is to develop a fully automated data pipeline in order to provide customers and users with a genuinely game changing opportunity to access actionable business intelligence. This project is particularly useful in the face of several current challenges such as water scarcity. It can help reduce water loss by addressing in a timely and efficient manner active leakages in the system and unauthorised use by the public especially in remote areas such as inaccessible private lands and vast rural areas. Using various sources of publicly-available and remote-sensed data, the product enables leakage analysts to identify and investigate water loss and provides them with a work order system that will increase the efficiency of field officers to access and address those issues. Energy, Environment, Finance, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intIMGeospatial https://www.imgeospatial.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
AMBROSIA13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Completed, ESA, Finance, Food, Global, Infrastructure, Kick-start Activity, Logistics, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ...ESATIALocally produced food safety and traceability for municipalities The AMBROSIA project aims at improving locally produced food safety and traceability in order to clearly improve overall public health and reduce consumer exposure to compromised food. The objectives of the service are: (i) to enable faster and more targeted product recalls; (ii) to improve chain efficiency and the productivity gains resulting from improved product labelling and tracking practices that have the potential to provide “real-time visibility” into product movement through the supply chain; and (ii) to analyse the supplier base, the local food distribution system and to implement supplier development programmes or sustainability management systems. The service mainly targets food distribution chains that need to be more transparent about the food origin, the food nutritional value, its ecological qualities and its way of production and transportation. It targets: producers, processors, distributors, consumers, as well as governments, municipalities, NGOs, certification authorities and regulators. The service uses satellite technology and IoT data to collect and analyse large amounts of data from the food supply chain and transform it into actionable insights. It mainly uses EO and satellite navigation data. Agriculture, Finance, Food, Infrastructure, Logistics, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intCystellar Nordic AB https://www.cystellar.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Arctic + SalinityArctic, Blue Worlds, EOP, ESA, Oceans, Ongoing, Scientific Project, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., Arctic, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG14 Life below water6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ...ESAEOPIdentifying Sea Surface Salinity in the Arctic The ESA Arctic+ Salinity project (Dec 2018 – June 2020) will contribute to reduce the knowledge gap in the characterization of the freshwater flux changes in the Arctic region. Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) is a key indicator of the freshwater fluxes and an important variable to understand the changes the Arctic is facing. However, salinity in-situ measurements are very sparse in the Arctic region. For this reason, remote sensing salinity measurements (currently provided by L-band radiometry satellites, SMOS and SMAP) are of special relevance for this region. The retrieval of SSS in the Arctic represents a challenge, because brightness temperatures measured by L-band satellites are less sensitive to salinity in cold waters. An additional drawback consists in the presence of sea ice, that contaminates the brightness temperature and must be adequately processed. Arctic, Blue Worlds, OceansTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intARGANS LIMITED (GB)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewArctic
ARCTIC+ FRESH WATER FLUXESArctic, Climate, EOP, ESA, Hydrology, Oceans, Ongoing, Scientific Project, Water, 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., Arctic, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ...ESAEOPEnhancing knowledge on climate processes in the Arctic  Arctic+ aims at advancing towards the achievement ofsome of the most pressing priorities in Arctic science, where EO may contribute. In particular, the main overarching project objectiveis threefold: 1) Supporting the development of novel products and enhanced data sets responding to the needs of the Arctic science community; 2) Fostering new scientific results addressing the main priority areas of Arctic research;  3) Preparing a solid scientific basis for larger activities addressing the priorities of the Arctic science community; This shall involve the collaborationamong the different scientific communities involved in Arctic process studies, modellers and EO experts. Arctic, Climate, Hydrology, Oceans, WaterTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK (DK)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewArctic
ASTROCAST6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Application, Aviation, Completed, Energy, ESA, Food, Global, Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and managementESATIA3U CubeSat format constellation of nanosatellite In today’s connected world, there is a critical need for a global communication network for IoT (Internet of Things) and Machine to Machine (M2M) applications. Astrocast system covers 100% of the Earth providing connectivity on land and sea to meet the growing needs of the IoT market. Astrocast is working with three pilot test users in different industry sectors: Maritime; Vehical monitoring; Infrastructure monitoring (water kiosk). Astrocast is developing a constellation of nanosatellites based on the 3U CubeSat format. Agriculture, Aviation, Energy, Food, Infrastructure, Logistics, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, TransportTitle - URLApplicationCompletedbusiness@esa.intASTROCAST SA http://www.astrocast.com HAUTE ECOLE D’INGÉNIERIE VALAIS (HES-SO)http://www.hevs.chThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Ballast water treatment installationESA, Feasibility Study, Global, HRE; TEC, Recycling, Sustainable Production, Water, Water Treatment, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...ESAHRE; TECUsing advanced grey water treatment technology for the treatment of ballast water on board ships IPStar is carrying out a feasibility study on the technical and economical parameters to apply advanced grey water treatment technology developed by MELiSSA for the treatment of ballast water on board ships. The objective is to develop a prototype and license the technology to an industrial partner. Annually an estimated 12 billion tons of ballast water is transported around the world by sea-going vessels. This ballast water is loaded in ports, rivers and seas and discharged elsewhere in the world. With the ballast water, sediment and a large variety of organisms are taken in and discharged in places outside their natural environments. This includes flora, fauna, bacteria and infectious organisms. These organisms can cause great damage to the environment, health and economy, and ballast water is seen as one of the greatest environmental challenges of maritime shipping. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed regulation in 2004 to address this issue, requiring all ships to purify ballast water before discharging it. A water treatment unit developed by the MELiSSA consortium could help solving this issue. MELiSSA expertise The water treatment unit is based on MELiSSA's compartments I and III technology: grey and black water treatment units. SCK-CEN and the Univesity of Ghent have specific know-how in membrane technology, the mechanical systems used in water purification and required chemicals. Recycling, Sustainable Production, Water, Water TreatmentBallast water treatment installationFeasibility StudyChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Baltic+ Salinity DynamicsBlue Worlds, EOP, ESA, Oceans, Ongoing, Scientific Project, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., Europe, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG14 Life below water6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ...ESAEOPIncorporating satellite-derived Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) measurements into oceanographic and environmental applications within the Baltic This project aims to study the potential benefit of incorporating satellite-derived Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) measurements into oceanographic and environmental applications within the Baltic Sea. For such purpose, a team led by ARGANS Ltd (UK) with participation of Barcelona Expert Centre (BEC / ICM-CSIC, Spain) and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, Finland) will develop an innovative SSS product from the measurements obtained by the Earth Explorer SMOS. It incorporates advanced techniques for noise and bias correction to deal with the specific difficulties that the retrieval of salinity has in the region: land/sea contamination, sea/ice contamination, manmade radio-frequency interferences, and limitations in the current dielectric constant. The project will generate data by modifying substantially the existing production chain from L0 data to L4 maps, aiming to obtain meaningful information for applications. The characteristics of the final products will be enhanced both spatially and temporally thanks to data fusion, in order to meet the end-user requirements. SSS accuracy will be also improved to meet the needs of the scientific community operating in this basin.  The expected higher time and spatial coverage will be key factors in the outcome of this project, in a region in which in situ observations of salinity are scarce or concentrated in the coastal areas. It is expected that the results of this activity will lead towards an increase in the presence of SSS data. Blue Worlds, OceansTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intARGANS FRANCE (FR)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewEurope
Blue Desert13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Completed, Drought, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate action1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESATIASatellite-enabled internet of things for water management In 2018, over two billion people worldwide lived in countries experiencing water stress. The ESA-sponsored Blue Desert project uses IoT and EO data to deliver insights into water usage, quality and environmental effects to tackle water scarcity and improve water management.​ Source: UN Water The Blue Desert service aims at tackling water scarcity and at improving water management. It is an integrated monitoring software concept for water infrastructure in arid regions. It gathers Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data and combines this with satellite imagery and infrastructure information to deliver insight into water usage, water quality and environmental effects. The service aims at providing tailored information to customers through an intuitive web application, task-based mobile apps and automated alarm subscriptions. The service mainly targets private companies in food/beverage, mining, construction and agricultural industries; (hydro) engineering consultancy companies, telecom and IoT service providers; as well as environmental agencies, waterboards, and utilities. It integrates satellite Earth observation, IoT data and other geo-information sources into meaningful water risk indicators. The service uses satellite EO assets in order to measure changes in vegetation, water bodies, ground structures, environmental effects caused by water level changes, temperature, effects of droughts, and soil moisture. Additionally, it uses satellite communications to allow communications in remote locations. Drought, Environment, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intRencos BV http://www.rencos.net/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
C-RISe13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Coastal areas, Digital Platform Services, Disaster risk management, Floods, Habitat, Ongoing, Resilience, UKSA, Wind, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., Africa, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...UKSACoastal Risk Information Service Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe) provides access to satellite-derived data on sea level, wind speed and wave heights. The product is based on the application of freely available radar altimetry data with variable spatial and temporal resolution analysed using methods developed at the National Oceanography Centre. C-Rise enables stakeholders such as government agencies, research institutes or local actors concerned with coastal development, risk management or oceanography to use the generated information to improve socio-economic resilience to coastal hazards such as inundation, floods, storm damage, wetland loss, habitat change, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. It delivers new sea level and met-ocean data to address a gap in Earth observation (EO) data available to the country partners to monitor coastal risks and provides analysis of historical changes in sea level, alongside met-ocean data on winds and waves, revealing trends and rates of change.   Coastal areas, Disaster risk management, Floods, Habitat, Resilience, WindTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingNational Oceanography Centre https://www.c-rise.info/Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:23viewAfrica
Concordia Station (Antarctica) ESA, Global, HRE, Innovation, Ongoing, Recycling, Study, Sustainable Production, Water, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHREA unique location to conduct research for extreme climate conditions & environments Because of its seclusion, the polar bases on Antarctica, namely Concordia station, offer scientists a unique location to conduct research in many disciplines. The station, its extreme environment and its location are so unique that we have been using Concordia’s unique environment to prepare for future human exploration missions, investigating things such as coping with stress, changes in the immune system, and alterations in circadian rhythms. ESA runs the research in cooperation with the builders and operators of Concordia, the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic Programme. So every year since 2005, we have been sponsoring a dedicated research doctor to implement experiments for us or the European scientists investigating topics that are related to missions long-duration exploration missions. Combined with data from ISS and other platforms, this research has been really important in helping to understand how humans adapt to extreme conditions. In addition to the human research that we do on Concordia station, we are also testing new techinolgies at that station. Because of its seclusion, the polar bases on Antarctica offer scientists a unique location to conduct research in many disciplines. The station, its extreme environment and its location are so unique that we have been using Concordia’s unique environment to prepare for future human exploration missions, investigating things such as coping with stress, changes in the immune system, and alterations in circadian rhythms. ESA runs the research in cooperation with the builders and operators of Concordia, the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic Programme. So every year since 2005, we have been sponsoring a dedicated research doctor to implement experiments for us or the European scientists investigating topics that are related to missions long-duration exploration missions. Combined with data from ISS and other platforms, this research has been really important in helping to understand how humans adapt to extreme conditions. In addition to the human research that we do on Concordia station, we are also testing new technologies at that station. Innovation, Recycling, Sustainable Production, Water, Water TreatmentTitle - URLConcordiaStudyOngoingJennifer Ngo-AnhThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
CryoSat+ Mountain Glaciers15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Alps, Completed, EOP, ESA, Global, Ice, Mountains, Scientific Project, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 15.4 Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity ... to enhance their capacity to provide benefits ... essential for sustainable development, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.4 Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity ... to enhance their capacity to provide benefits ... essential for sustainable developmentESAEOPGlacier volume and mass change monitoring using CryoSat-2 data The purpose of this project is to quantify the volume, mass change and contribution to sea level change of mountain glaciers using dataset from the CryoSat satellite radar altimeter. Here we propose to generate mountain glacier elevation and elevation change by (i) evaluating the ability of the current CryoSat products, (ii) investigating and implementing processing strategies such as FBR filtering, novel retracking, swath processing, in order to improve the current CryoSat products, (iii) validating elevations and quantifying their errors. The resulting elevation and elevation change will be used to generate estimates of glacier volume and mass change and determine mountain glacier’s contribution to sea level change during the life period of CryoSat. We will integrate our results with existing studies of glaciers change to build a spatial and temporal picture of changes affecting mountain glaciers that will be advertise via scientific presentation and submission as journals articles. Alps, Ice, MountainsTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intUNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (GB)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
Cymons14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Biodiversity, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Global, Health, Pollution, TIA, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened speciesESATIAData of water quality parameters at a large spatial and temporal scale CyMonS provides water management organisations with data of several water quality parameters at a large spatial and temporal scale. This data is used to initialise models for providing short term forecasts. CyMonS especially provides information on the presence of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria, especially when forming floating scums, frequently cause problems on bathing water locations and in surface waters. Cyanobacteria scums are a threat to public health, cause a bad smell, affect the aesthetic value of the surface water, result in a low biodiversity in the water and are indicative for the eutrophication of surface water. The current monitoring methods and techniques that are in use by water management organisations provide insufficient data and information required to prevent the occurrence of scums or to deal with emerging and already existing scums. With CyMonS the functioning and dynamics of entire surface water bodies will be better understood, problems will be identified and prevented at an earlier stage, and will ultimately result in a better surface water quality. Biodiversity, Health, Pollution, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLCymonsDemonstration ProjectCompletedRoberto CossuBlueLeg Monitor BVThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
DAMSATDigital Platform Services, Downstream, Ecosystem, Mining, Ongoing, Pollution, UKSA, Water, Weather, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Latin America and the Caribbean, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuseUKSADam Monitoring from SATellites Dam Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) uses satellite technology to remotely monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings deposit areas. Using satellite data (EO, GNSS) increases the monitoring capacity by providing frequent monitoring information over wide areas and across remote locations and enables consistent monitoring across sites regardless of the relative inaccessibility and hazardous nature of the terrain. DAMSAT provides key users such as local and national authorities or companies with abnormal behavior and weather forecast alerts which allow for timely preventative interventions to reduce the risk of failure of water and tailings storage facilities and the consequent damage to population and ecosystems downstream. Thanks to available performance information for the sites, the tool allows for efficient use of resources and improved planning and prioritisation of site visits.   Downstream, Ecosystem, Mining, Pollution, Water, WeatherTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingHR Wallingford https://www.hrwallingford.com/projects/damsatThursday, 10 December, 2020 - 15:09viewLatin America and the Caribbean
DDM9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Safety, Security, TIA, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, Asia Pacific, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIADam and Dike Monitor in Vietnam Based on EO, InSAR and GNSS data, the Dam and Dike Monitor (DDM) aims at providing better information (in near real time) for dam and dike maintenance and flood management. In this feasibility study, the feasibility of the DDM in Vietnam is investigated. Safety, SecurityTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intNELEN & SCHUURMANShttp://www.nelen-schuurmans.nlThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAsia Pacific
DFMS13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Agriculture, Crops, Digital Platform Services, Drought, Floods, Ongoing, UKSA, Weather, Africa, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG13 Climate action6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesUKSADrought and Flood Mitigation System The Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) provides robust meteorological, hydrological, and other Earth observation (EO) information as observations, forecasts, and data archives. Input data sources include SMOS, MODIS and Sentinel-1 and 2. DFMS delivers reliable and actionable weather and crop data where up to now it has been unavailable, inaccessible, or of varying quality. Focussed on reducing the impact of drought and floods, DFMS enables improved agricultural management and preparing for weather conditions in general. Products for monitoring, near and long-term planning, and historical analysis are provided through an on-line portal to users in the government, commercial agriculture, and development sectors.  Agriculture, Crops, Drought, Floods, WeatherTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingRHEA Group https://www.dfms.co.uk/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 10:36viewAfrica
EO4CBI: Earth Observation for City Biodiversity Index (DUE Innovator III Series)Application, Biodiversity, Cities, Completed, Environment, EOP, ESA, Global, Urban, Water, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 15.9 Integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG15 Life on land6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, 15.9 Integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accountsESAEOPCapturing the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban landscapes Capturing the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban landscapes represents an important part of understanding whether a metropolitan area is developing in a sustainable manner. The City Biodiversity Index (CBI) was developed by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as a tool to evaluate the state of biodiversity in cities and provide further insights to improve conservation efforts in urban areas. It consists of 23 indicators designed to help cities monitor their progress in implementing conservation efforts and their success in halting the loss of biodiversity as formulated in the Aichi biodiversity targets of the CBD. The EO4CBI project assessed how satellite-based data, in combination with appropriate in-situ and ancillary data, can produce innovative and cost-effective solutions to the implementation of the four CBI indicators: – CBI indicator 1 on “Proportion of natural areas in city”; – CBI indicator 2 on “Connectivity measures and ecological networks to counter fragmentation”; – CBI indicator 11 on “Regulation of quantity of water”; – CBI indicator 12 on “Climate regulation: carbon storage and cooling effect of water”. Biodiversity, Cities, Environment, Urban, WaterTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationCompletedeo4society@esa.intSPACE 4 ENVIRONMENT (LU)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
EO4SD EASTERN PARTNERSHIP15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Agriculture, Eastern Partnership, EOP, ESA, International Cooperation, Land Management, Ongoing, Public Private Partnership, Water Management, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., People, Planet, PartnershipsPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG15 Life on land, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ...ESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects in Eastern European countries EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a steep increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the development programs implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in the Eastern European Region, in particular in order to support the technical collaboration and knowledge exchange among Eastern Partnership countries. The objective is to enhance the provision of the specialized remote sensing information services, analytic tools and geospatial information systems and to leverage new data sources such as Sentinel satellites to support planning, implementation, and monitoring of development projects as well as to provide remote sensing capacity building in three thematic areas: Agriculture, Land Management, and Water Resources Management. The project also aims to develop a portfolio of demonstration services which involve crop cultivation mapping and monitoring, assessment of water availability for crops, benchmarking against long-term data, delineation of areas currently undergoing water stress, predicting yields, providing information on land use as well as flood monitoring. Agriculture, Eastern Partnership, International Cooperation, Land Management, Water ManagementTitle - URLPublic Private PartnershipOngoingAnna BurzykowskaSPACE RESEARCH CENTRE, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (PL) Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 14:30viewEurope
EO4SD Water Resource Management6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Climate change, Data Intensive, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Ongoing, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, Asia Pacific, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to water management By 2025, about 1.8 billion people will be living in regions or countries with absolute water scarcity. Using EO information and services, the ESA-coordinated EO4SD initiative supports international development assistance by helping countries to better measure and manage their water resources. Source: World Bank The EO4SD Earth Observation for Sustainable Development project aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the IFIs regional and global programs. It followa a systematic, user-driven approach in order to meet longer-term, strategic geospatial information needs in the individual developing countries, as well as international and regional development organizations. Specifically, for water resource management the EO4SD seeks to demonstrate the benefits and utility of EO services in response to stakeholder requirements for water resources monitoring and management at local to basin scales. Climate change, Data Intensive, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingBenjamin KoetzDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 13:31viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EOLOAgriculture, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Global, Ongoing, Pests, Productivity, Sustainable Production, TIA, Water Management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environmentESATIAEarth Observation Low Orbit for Agriculture Currently, Farm Technologies provides an IoT system that advises farmers on timing and quantity of irrigation to be provided to their crops. The EOLO project is aimed at introducing advanced Earth Observation data processing expertise, especially in applying innovative and automatic techniques based on Neural Networks, for the monitoring of crops and soil. This is to be integrated with a meteorological local now-casting service, to help farmers preserve their crops from severe and sudden storm events with rapid evolution. This intelligence is also integrated with remotely controlled smart hydro-valves, to enable the automation of irrigation systems. EOLO is a service to support agronomists and corn growers in their daily decisions about irrigation and phytosanitary treatments, with the goal to save costs related to water, energy costs and treatments. Agriculture, Crops, Food, Pests, Productivity, Sustainable Production, Water ManagementTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingAmar VoraFarm Technologies SRL https://farmtech.ag/Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 - 10:51viewGlobal
EPAS Wastewater Treatment15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, ESA, Global, HRE, Project, Recycling, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESAHREMembrane-based filtration system that treats contaminated water and removes unwanted particles and microorganisms EPAS (Eco Process Assistance) was founded as a spin-off from the Laboratory for Microbial Ecology of Ghent University and is now part of Veolia Water. EPAS specialises in the treatment of wastewater and provides process and technical advice to industries all over the world covering a wide range of technologies, including microbiological and physico-chemical treatments. Water scarcity arising from increased demand for and depletion and pollution of fresh water resources is a critical problem. The increase in population, consumption and desire for better living has placed enormous pressure on a continual supply of fresh water. It is estimated that global water consumption will double every 20 years. It is vital that we begin to use the available water resources in an efficient way. Membrane filtration technologies offer a sustainable solution to offset freshwater usage. MELiSSA expertise The expertise of EPAS originated during the development of MELiSSA's grey and black water treatment units (compartments I and III technology). The Grey Water Treatment Unit is a membrane-based filtration system that treats contaminated water and removes unwanted particles and microorganisms (bacteria and viruses). Common sources of grey water include showers, cooking, air dehumidifiers, washing machines and dishwashers. The system employs three membrane separation units: nano-filtration and two stages of reverse osmosis. The Black Water Treatment Unit is designed to treat and degrade organic waste material such as fecal matter, toilet paper, kitchen waste, and urine. These materials are broken down into smaller components using a microbiological approach that occurs in three stages. Further processing of the decomposed material enables recovery of nutrients and reclamation of wastewater. Recycling, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLEPAS wastewater treatmentProjectChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
ForEarth9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Application, Capacity building, Downstream, Environment, EOP, ESA, Global, Institutions, NGO, Ongoing, Platform, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, SDG13 Climate action, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOP A mobile-oriented environmental alert service enabling a close watch on surrounding environments The objective of the ForEarth project is to provide a mobile-oriented environmental alert service dedicated to public institutions, scientists and citizens to keep a close watch on their surrounding environment based on freely-available satellite Earth Observation data. A microservices infrastructure, customised for hosting EO data will be developed and deployed. The service will address questions about local environmental variables, through simple and robust remote sensing techniques: change detection over forest, surface water in reservoir dams, irrigated surface area detection. The targeted audience are non-experts: local businesses or simply curious citizens, NGOs, consulting or insurance companies that would not be capable to get this information from elsewhere and in a near real time. Capacity building, Downstream, Environment, Institutions, NGO, PlatformTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationOngoingeo4society@esa.intGEOMATYS (FR)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
FruitLookAfrica, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Rural development, TIA, Water, Water Management, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESATIAServices to Improve Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards and Deciduous Fruit orchards in South Africa Many farmers use soil moisture systems which show hourly changes in soil moisture, and the exact moment to irrigate. The FruitLook data helps a farmer to identify the most representative location in his block for such a system, and how to extrapolate the soil moisture information in this particular point. A number of companies in South Africa offer airborne vegetation index mapping to identify sampling areas prior to harvest. Aerial photography has a higher spatial resolution than the FruitLook data, but the high costs do not allow weekly acquisitions. The combination with FruitLook allows a farmer to have weekly updates on the spatial changes on his farm, while maintaining a detailed understanding of the spatial variations visible in the aerial photography. The FruitLook service package provides crop information on a weekly basis disseminated through the data portal www.FruitLook.co.za. It allows users to register so they only need to download information on the blocks they are interested in. Weekly updates on 8 parameters provide a comprehensive understanding of the spatial and temporal changes in a block. To create the parameter data, the system requires no inputs of the farmer. Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Rural development, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLFruitLook - Services to Improve Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards and Deciduous Fruit orchards in South AfricaDemonstration ProjectCompletedOlivier BecuThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
GlobWetland Africa15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Application, Biodiversity, Capacity building, Completed, Environment, EOP, ESA, Water, Water Management, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOPEO Tools for the Conservation and Effective Management of Wetlands in Africa GlobWetland Africa aims at facilitating the exploitation of satellite observations for the conservation, wise-use and effective management of wetlands in Africa, by providing African stakeholders with EO methods and tools to fulfil their Ramsar obligations and monitor the extent, integrity and conditions of their wetlands. The main project output is a free-of-charge and open-source toolbox for the end-to-end processing of a large portfolio of EO products (wetland inventory, wetland habitat mapping, wetland inundation regimes, water quality, mangrove inventory and characterisation, river basin hydrology) and the subsequent derivation of spatial and temporal indicators on wetland status and trends, from local to basin scales. The project is executed in close cooperation with the Africa team of the Ramsar convention on wetlands and a number of African stakeholders representing different user profiles (Ramsar African regional initiatives, Ramsar National Focal Points, River Basin Authorities, International Conservation Organisations). GlobWetland Africa helps African authorities to make the best use of satellite-based information on wetland extent and condition for better measuring the ecological state of wetlands and hence their capacity to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services. As an ultimate objective GlobWetland Africa aims to enhance the capacity of the African stakeholders to develop their own national and regional wetland observatories. Biodiversity, Capacity building, Environment, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationCompletedMarc PaganiniDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewAfrica
GrapeLookAfrica, Agriculture, Completed, Crops, Demonstration Project, ESA, Rural development, TIA, Water, Water Management, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcityESATIAImproving Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards in South Africa The objective of this project was to assist grape farmers and governmental authorities with the management of scarce irrigation water resources and on-farm nitrogen applications in order to promote sustainable optimal resource utilisation, reduce input costs, protect the environment, and ultimately increase water use efficiency by means of operational satellite technologies. In other words: the development, integration and validation of sustainable end-to-end services for optimal utilisation of water and fertilisers in vineyards in Western Cape, South Africa. The services are based on the integration of established techniques and methods relying on space (satellite Earth observation, satellite communication and satellite navigation) as well as terrestrial technologies. These services provide governmental authorities such as the Ministry of Agriculture, related Water Users Associations (WUAs), and individual farmers, with information on the overall consumption and optimal utilisation of water and fertilizers. Consequential they are empowered to achieve optimal resource utilisation, reduce input costs, reduce the environmental impacts, and increase the yield and quality of grapes and wine. Africa, Agriculture, Crops, Rural development, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLGrapeLook - A Service to Improve Water Use Efficiency of Vineyards in South AfricaDemonstration ProjectCompletedRita RinaldoWaterWatch B.V. (NL)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Grey Water recycling system (CONCORDIA)Antarctica, ESA, HRE, Polar, Project, Recycling, Sustainability, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Antarctic, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHRERecycling of water previously used for washing or food praparation A recycling system for ‘grey water’ – water previously used for washing or food preparation – has been operating for the last decade at the French–Italian Concordia base in Antarctica. The multistep recycling process is based on a ceramic honeycomb peppered with holes 700 times finer than a strand of human hair followed by a pair of membranes that yield clean water. Antarctica, Polar, Recycling, Sustainability, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLGrey Water recycling system - CONCORDIAProjectJennifer Ngo-Anh; Christophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAntarctic
HORTISATAgriculture, Completed, ESA, Integrated Applications Project, TIA, Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation managementESATIAEasy to use information about moisture conditions for efficient crop farming Crops, in order to grow properly and to produce large yields, must be adequately hydrated. The amount of supplied water is dependent on weather conditions, time of a year, crop type and soil type. One of the main factors affecting the level of hydration is the quantity of water evaporating from a certain area covered with vegetation. The level of this evaporation can vary within the wide limits during the growing season. The Hortisat service provides objective and easy to use information about moisture conditions within the indicated field, which allows to adjust irrigation time and quantity of water to real needs of a plant, and to optimally use irrigation systems and water resources, which translates into financial savings. Every crop field can be divided into distinct zones of relatively uniform combination of factors that affect crop yields. Farming practices show that the variety of soil types within a single agricultural field implies different agro technical treatments and different levels of fertilisers’ input required by plants. Therefore, in order to get the maximum income from crop yields, the provision of agronomic inputs should be properly planned and balanced, depending on the condition of vegetation in different areas of the field. AgricultureTitle - URLHORTISATIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Hydrology TEPClimate change, Computing Resources, Connectivity, Copernicus, Data Intensive, Digital Platform Services, EOP, ESA, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Global, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Ongoing, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESAEOPOn-line platform services providing access to EO data, tools and ICT resources for water management​ The Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platform offers: a Community Platform: an open, collaborative and inclusive community where users can share information, knowledge, algorithms, methods, tools, results, products, services on sustainable water management. a Service Platform: a portal providing large scale EO servcies & products customised for hydrology applications such as flood monitoring, small Water bodies mapping, Water quality, water level, Hydrological models. an Enhancing Platform: a workspace based on the Cloud where users can discover, access, process, upload, visualise, manipulate and compare data. Climate change, Computing Resources, Connectivity, Copernicus, Data Intensive, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLHydrology Exploitation Platform (Hydrology TEP)Digital Platform ServicesOngoingBenjamin KoetzISARDSAT S.L. (ES)Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 13:04viewGlobal
ICEFLOW15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Alps, Arctic, Completed, EOP, ESA, Ice, Mountains, Oceans, Scientific Project, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 15.4 Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity ... to enhance their capacity to provide benefits ... essential for sustainable development, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, Arctic, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Antarctic, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.4 Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity ... to enhance their capacity to provide benefits ... essential for sustainable developmentESAEOPAnalyzing short-term movements in the Cryosphere The aim of this project is to showcase real-time remote sensing on the case of the ice velocity. Imagery for velocity products will be acquired through spaceborne SAR (ICEye) or optical (Earth-i, Urthecast, Planet) instruments. Hence, demonstrating use cases with such data sparks innovation, and shows opportunities that inspire. For the case of the cryosphere, where change occurs rapidly, we will explore and exploit real-time remote sensing. The methods that will be shown during this project are transferable, and ready for the new era of Earth observation, where business activity from space will become an essential asset in this global economy. Alps, Arctic, Ice, Mountains, OceansTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intUNIVERSITY OF OSLO (NO)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewArctic, Antarctic
ICWM (MED)Coastal areas, Demonstration Project, ESA, Maritime, Mediterranean, Oceans, Ongoing, TIA, Water, Water Management, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PlanetPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG14 Life below water6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ...ESATIAIntegrated Coastal Water Monitoring for the Mediterranean Sea The objective of ICWM for MED is to demonstrate the benefits of a service based on the integration of EO based products, satellite communication and navigation solutions together with terrestrial assets and crowdsourcing features. The aim is to set up an improved coastal surveillance and water quality monitoring service in support to current practices on coastal areas for environmental monitoring and reporting, in particular to EU Directives. Targeted users are environmental agencies and coastguard authorities. In particular the integrated solution provides access to real time information about the water status in the area of interest obtained by combining EO mapping, tracking water quality devices, other in situ measurements, modelling and crowdsourcing information. The resulting service intends to improve existing practices and solutions – both from EO and traditional at-sea measurements – adding also a “time critical” component. The pilot area is the central Tyrrhenian sea, interesting part of the Naples and the Salerno Gulfs. The area is subject to the requirements of the EU Directives and also includes a Protected National Park, part of the European network of areas of great environmental importance, adding several challenges related to the environmental protection and monitoring common to most of the Mediterranean coastal areas. Coastal areas, Maritime, Mediterranean, Oceans, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLICWM - Integrated Coastal Water Monitoring for MED (Mediterranean Sea)Demonstration ProjectOngoingRoberto CossuPlantek ItaliaThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
Land Cover Change Detection and Monitoring Methodologies for Natural Resources and Hazard Management13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Disaster risk management, EOP, ESA, Floods, Geo hazards, Global, Land Management, Natural resources, Ongoing, Safety, Scientific Project, Security, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ...ESAEOPA framework for semi-automatic and probabilistic mapping of land cover changes The main objective of this R&D activity is to develop and validate novel methodologies for Land EO products based on the joint exploitation of Sentinel-1A SAR data and Sentinel-2A optical imagery. The outcome of the activity is intended to be the prototype implementation of a new change detection methodology for land cover and agricultural monitoring along with the supporting documentation, database and products. A framework for the semi-automatic and probabilistic mapping of land cover changes is proposed within this project. Methodologies will be tuned to track changes due to: natural hazards such as landslides and floods; changes in land cover that influence natural hazard occurrence, like snow cover changes and forest changes; and finally, changes in agriculture. Disaster risk management, Floods, Geo hazards, Land Management, Natural resources, Safety, SecurityTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intCLS COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (FR)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
M3I15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Completed, Demonstration Project, Disaster risk management, ESA, Geo hazards, Global, Land Management, Landslides, TIA, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESATIAUsing Earth Observation to Map, Measure & Monitor Peatlands M3i has three key steps for converting source data – much of it conforming to the ‘big data’ characteristics of large volumes and a wide variety of sources and formats – into actionable intelligence about a Landscape of Interest (LoI): The first step involves building: creating and aggregating initial maps of the LoI, derived from whichever sources are available; collating, indexing and warehousing the data; and deploying the warehoused data in a form that is useable and valuable to clients (eg. assessing the impact of critical land classes on landscape investment decisions). The second step encompasses enrichment: enrichment of the mapped information through a range of methods, including ground surveying and data accumulation, crowdsourcing, and high-resolution remote sensing; and deployment of the enriched mappings in a form that is useable and valuable to clients (eg. interpolated peat depth estimates across a LoI). The thrid and final step comprises the analysis: analysis and monitoring of the LoI, using previous mappings enhanced by new datasets as they are released and collected; provision of additional services such as risk mapping and alerting (eg. soil erosion risk); and providing extracted information for loading into clients’ Business Information Systems (BIS). Disaster risk management, Geo hazards, Land Management, LandslidesTitle - URLM3IDemonstration ProjectCompletedCesar Baston CanosaRezatec LimitedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MELiSSA Air pollution, Emissions, ESA, Food, Global, HRE; TEC, Ongoing, Pollution, Productivity, Project, Sustainability, Water Treatment, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on landESAHRE; TECMicro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative The driving element of MELiSSA is the recovering of food, water and oxygen from organic waste carbon dioxide and minerals, using light as source of energy to promote biological photosynthesis. Itis an assembly of processes (mechanical grinding, bioreactors, filtration, wet oxidation, etc.) aiming at a total conversion of the organic wastes and CO2 to oxygen, water and food. It is based on the principle of an "aquatic" lake ecosystem where waste products are processed using the metabolism of plants and algae which in return provide food, air revitalisation and water purification. Air pollution, Emissions, Food, Pollution, Productivity, Sustainability, Water TreatmentTitle - URLMELiSSA - Micro-Ecological Life Support System AlternativeProjectOngoingChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
MiDASS6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Air pollution, Emissions, ESA, Food, Global, Health, HRE, Public Private Partnership, Water Treatment, 3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, SDG13 Climate action, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, People, Prosperity, PlanetPeople, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action3.4 Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste managementESAHREA miniaturised, automated system for sampling and monitoring the microbiological quality of air, surfaces, and potentially water and food Microbial Detection in Air System for Space (MiDASS) was a joint effort between ESA and bioMérieux, a French company specialised in the in vitro diagnostics sector that designs, develops, produces and markets diagnosis systems for medical applications. The objective of the project was to develop a miniaturised, automated system for sampling and monitoring the microbiological quality of air, surfaces, and potentially water and food. For ESA, the system would be used in the International Space Station for air, surface and water treatment, as well as in ESA clean rooms used for robot assembly (in line with COSPAR's Planetary Protection Policy). For bioMérieux, applications would be found in the monitoring system's ability to enable rapid response to contamination, ensuring the safety of sterile pharmaceutical products (e.g. vaccines), and in critical environmental control areas such as in hospitals (e.g. hematology, sterile foods). ESA and bioMérieux co-developed the world's first fully automated system to monitor for the microbial contamination of air and surfaces using molecular detection. The system was launched in 2014. The MiDASS system addresses two major societal concerns: pharmaceutical drug safety and the high costs of healthcare. The system not only facilitates the development of safer drugs for consumers, but it also makes drug manufacturing more economical. The Federal Drug Authority (FDA) is pushing for more effective microbial monitoring systems during sterile drug production (the process analytical technology (PAT) initiative). In addition, the pharmaceutical industry wants to make sure it can detect incidents as quickly as possible. This system not only closely monitors the air and surfaces in pharmaceutical drug production processes, but it also fulfills the need for rapid tools for troubleshooting when contamination is detected. It also avoids product dumping. Therefore, from an economic perspective, it is expected that pharma manufacturing costs can be reduced significantly through better mastering of the production process. MELiSSA expertise MELiSSA possesses and fosters distinctive expertise in the identification of microbial risks in closed and intensive environments. Furthermore, MELiSSA has extensive experience in the joint development with industry of equipment which must meet the highest standards. Air pollution, Emissions, Food, Health, Water TreatmentTitle - URLMiDASSPublic Private PartnershipChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Natural solution for purifying water in space6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, ESA, Global, HRE, Ongoing, Scientific Experiment, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESAHREWater filtration using nanotechnology bringing more efficiency to both space and ground-based water use  Providing enough drinking water for astronauts in space is far from being easy: water is heavy and sending it to the Space Station is costly. Humans on Earth consume as much as 50 litres of water each day, but in space that figure drops dramatically. Usually an astronaut in space uses around 3 litres of water per day altogether for drinking, hygiene and cleaning. The ESA-sponsored ISS water recovery investigation has helped the Aquaporin Space Alliance (ASA) and its parent company Aquaporin A/S to further commercialise the Aquaporin technology for ground-based applications. This and other Aquaporin activities have resulted in 7 additional patents and consideration in multiple scientific journals. Their recently developed production facility will be used to launch several more products into the advanced water treatment, food and beverage, and desalination markets. Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLScientific ExperimentOngoingweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
Nitrogen recycling unit for water recoveryESA, Global, HRE, Recycling, Technology Transfer, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, People, ProsperityPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseESAHREBiological nitrification as an effective ammonia removal process Biological nitrification is a two-stage process responsible for oxidation of ammonium (NH4+) into nitrates (NO3-) via nitrite (NO2). The two sequential stages involved in the nitrification process are the oxidising of ammonium into a nitrite (nitritation) and the subsequent oxidising of the nitrite into a nitrate (nitratation). The biological nitrification technology applied within the MELiSSA cycle has been found to be the most effective ammonia removal process due to: 1) high removal efficiency; 2) high process stability and reliability (an easy-to-control process); 3) reduced environmental impact; 4) moderate costs; and 5) no need for added chemicals. Recycling, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLNitrogen recycling unit for water recoveryTechnology TransferChristophe LasseurUniversity Blaise Pascal of Clermont-FerrandThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
OceanSODABlue Worlds, EOP, ESA, Global, Marine, Oceans, Ongoing, Scientific Project, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG14 Life below water6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ...ESAEOPSatellite Oceanographic Datasets for Acidification By 2050, 86 percent of the world’s oceans are predicted to become more acidic, posing a threat to the marine ecosystem. The ESA-supported OceanSODA project uses satellite EO to monitor marine carbonate chemistry, enabling downstream impact assessment and supporting marine conservation. Source: US Global Change Research Program The Satellite Oceanographic Datasets for Acidification (OceanSODA) project will further develop the use of satellite Earth Observation for studying and monitoring marine carbonate chemistry. Besides further developments of algorithms linking satellite variables with marine carbonate system parameters and the associated validation, a distinct focus will be on selected scientific studies and downstream impact assessment. This will include characterising and analysing how upwelling (of low pH waters) and compound events impact the carbonate system, and characterising the flow and impact on marine ecosystems of low pH waters from large river systems. The project will also work closely with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The Ocean Foundation, to support their work on coral reef conservation, the designation of marine protected areas and investigation of wild fisheries health and sustainable management. Blue Worlds, Marine, OceansTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intUNIVERSITY OF EXETER (GB)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
OWASIS6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Agriculture, Climate change, Completed, Drought, Ecosystem, ESA, Feasibility Study, Floods, Geo hazards, Global, TIA, Water, Water Management, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriateESATIAImproved monitoring, forecasting and control of water availability Climate change and higher pressures to water resources are some of the main causes of increased water use, which has resulted in competition for water, overexploited (ground) water resources, degraded land and reduced ecosystem quality. To meet the demands of a changing world in the 21st century, and to save lives, water and money, the water management processes need to be improved significantly. An obstacle for improved water management is the lack of data on water availability. Water resources management can only be effective with good quality and appropriate data available. Therefore the consortium, led by HydroLogic BV from Amersfoort took the challenge to investigate and define services for improved monitoring, forecasting and control of water availability under the project acronym OWASIS-NL. During the study, two services were identified that help water managers to get the right information in the right time to the right person to support the right water management decisions: -Soil Water Storage Capacity Monitoring and Forecasting Service: provides water managers with historic, current and forecasted information on the soil water storage capacity. Based on this information the risk of drought and flooding can be reduced and decisions can be taken on the distribution of water. -Water Auditing Service: This service provides the end user with an overview that shows the water use from irrigation and compares this to the water allocation. Based on this information the user can monitor water use in large areas and can take measures to prevent excessive water use by farmers. Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystem, Floods, Geo hazards, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLOWASISFeasibility StudyCompletedNorbert HubnerHydroLogic (NL)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
POWORGANIC2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, Agriculture, Energy, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Health, Ongoing, TIA, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contaminationSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 3.9 Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy servicesESATIASpace-based services for local agriculture monitoring The Poworganic project aims at developing a micro-credit model which uses satellite imagery to give farmers instructions on how to apply fertiliser. It also aims at tackling three main challenges: decrease the level of indoor air pollution due to domestic energy production; decrease the level of environmental pollution due to toilet waste; and increase crops yield and production without increasing the areas of cultivable land. The service targets small-scale farmers. It uses Earth Observation satellite imagery to improve local agricultural and environmental conditions and to help farmers better understand the health of their crops. Agriculture, Energy, Food, HealthTitle - URLFeasibility StudyOngoingbusiness@esa.intPOWORGANIC https://www.poworganic.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Project TAPIO6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Demonstration Project, Energy, Environment, ESA, Finance, Global, Infrastructure, Insurance, Investment, Logistics, Smart Cities, TIA, Transport, Wildlife, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., Europe, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ...ESATIAIntelligent geospatial risk management service for vegetation The Project TAPIO aims at improving the risk management of encroaching vegetation regarding the supply of electricity to critical national infrastructure. Its objective is to help users answer to four questions: which trees are posing a risk to my infrastructure now? have the trees which posed a risk to my infrastructure been cut correctly? when and where will trees next pose a risk to my infrastructure? do I need to collect LiDAR again to identify infrastructure risk? Main users are critical national infrastructure providers including electricity, railways, highways, water and other sectors. The service uses Earth observation which offers very high spatial resolution imagery of the network apparatus and encroaching vegetation in order to verify the performance of the vegetation growth model. It also uses satellite communication which allows the download of data at any time and even when there is no cellular signal. Finally, it uses position, navigation and timing technologies in order to provide more accurate surveys and more efficient vegetation location and reporting. Energy, Environment, Finance, Infrastructure, Insurance, Investment, Logistics, Smart Cities, Transport, WildlifeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedGonzalo Martin De MercadoPOINT4 https://point4geo.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal, Europe
RIDESAT15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Coastal areas, Completed, EOP, ESA, Global, Hydrology, Scientific Project, Water, Water Management, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG15 Life on land6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESAEOPRIver flow monitoring and Discharge Estimation Even if with a number of limitations, satellite radar altimetry over surface inland water has demonstrated its potential in the estimation of water levels useful for hydrological applications. Optical sensors, thanks to their frequent revisit time (nearly daily) and large spatial coverage, are recently used to support the evaluation of the river discharge variations. The RIDESAT Project (RIver flow monitoring and Discharge Estimation by integrating multiple SATellite data) aims at developing a new methodology for the joint exploitation of three sensors (altimeter, optical and thermal) for river flow monitoring and discharge estimation. Coastal areas, Hydrology, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intCNR-RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GEO-HYDROLOGICAL PROTECTION – IRPI (IT)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
SaltwaterAquaculture, Demonstration Project, ESA, Fisheries, Food, Global, Ongoing, TIA, Water, Water Management, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation managementESATIASustainable service for monitoring and alerting water quality anomalies for aquaculture Each year, harmful algae is estimated to cause €65 million in damage to insured salmon farm companies. The Salt Water service combines images from ESA's ENVISAT and the Copernicus Sentinel satellites with local in situ monitoring to improve the monitoring of surface water quality. The objective of the Saltwater project is to establish a sustainable service for monitoring and alerting water quality anomalies for aquaculture. The study aims to develop and demonstrate services to the market place for surface water quality monitoring. The service combines the data interpretation of satellite imaging and local field monitoring. Satellite imagery can provide more information for aquaculture companies about the water quality, such as incoming phytoplankton blooms that can cause damage to the fish stocks. The current practices involve water sampling in remote and harsh locations after which the samples have to be analysed under a microscope to determine the phytoplankton density and composition. This is a time consuming activity and requires specific knowledge for the employees doing the microscopical analysis. The Saltwater service also provides two types of in situ monitoring instruments. These instruments are based on the same type of sensors used in satellites, which makes them complementary. The in situ measurements are used to develop and validate the algorithms for detecting phytoplankton. These sophisticated algorithms are applied to historical and recent satellite imagery. The data is provided through a web portal that displays satellite imagery as maps and in situ measurements as time series. Aquaculture, Fisheries, Food, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLSaltwater - Salt Water Surface Water MonitoringDemonstration ProjectOngoingRoberto CossuBlue Leg MonitorThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
SEN-ETAgriculture, Climate, EOP, ESA, Global, Ongoing, Scientific Project, Water Management, Weather, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG13 Climate action2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warningESAEOPEasy access to reliable estimations of Evapotranspiration Satellite remote sensing of evapotranspiration is an essential part of the global observation system and provides inputs for agriculture, water resources management, weather forecasts, climate studies and many other applications. Easy access to reliable estimations of Evapotranspiration (ET) is considered a key requirement within these domains, and ET holds a vast potential to assist in the current attempts of meeting several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG2 – zero hunger, SDG6 – clean water and sanitation and SDG13 – Climate action.The main objective of SEN-ET is to develop an optimal methodology for estimating ET at both fine (tens of meters) and coarse (kilometre) spatial scales, based on synergistic use of Sentinel 2 and Sentinel 3 satellites’ observations. The final methodology will be implemented as an open source software available freely to all users. Agriculture, Climate, Water Management, WeatherTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectOngoingeo4society@esa.intDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
SHREDAgriculture, Completed, Environment, EOP, ESA, Global, Scientific Project, Water Management, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG15 Life on land2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ...ESAEOPMonitoring  vegetation dynamics depending on water availability The SHRED: Sentinel-1 for High REsolution monitoring of vegetation Dynamics project developed a novel high-resolution VOD evaluated using Leaf Area Index from Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS), ESA’s SMOS VOD and VOD from AMSR2. Subsequently, the project used novel machine learning approaches to quantify the impact of water availability on vegetation dynamics. The high-resolution VOD allows the analysis of variations in impact of water availability on vegetation dynamics between land cover types, e.g. differences between natural and agricultural lands. Agriculture, Environment, Water ManagementTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intTECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN (TU WIEN) (AT)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
SMOS+ Rainfall13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, EOP, ESA, Global, Meteorology, Scientific Project, Weather, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG13 Climate action2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countriesESAEOPEnhancing rainfall observation accuracy over land Quantitative precipitation estimate is one vital input to meteorologists, hydrologic scientists, water resources managers, and environmental legislators. Yet, accurate measurement of precipitation over the relevant space and time scales remains a challenge. Soil moisture can be seen as the trace of the precipitation and, consequently, can be useful for providing a way to estimate rainfall accumulation or at least a new constrain to rainfall algorithms. In this context, the objective of the ‘SMOS+RAINFALL’ project is to ingest satellite soil moisture information derived from ASCAT, SMOS and SMAP into the latest state-of-the-art satellite precipitation products like those derived from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) to enhance rainfall observation accuracy over land. Meteorology, WeatherTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intCNRS, DELEGATION REGIONALE ALPES (FR)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
Space Tomatoes or Earth Tomatoes? A story of cross-fertilisationAgriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Food, Global, HRE, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcityESAHRECreating autonomous food supply for space travel helps crop yields on Earth Experiments for future space travel resulted in a fertilisation plan for growers on Earth that maximises growth and crop yield. For this purpose, space agencies are simulating and testing greenhouses that could be assembled inside a lunar or Martian habitat to provide the crew with a local source of fresh food. The best European example is MELISSA (ESA’s Micro Ecological Life Support System Alternative) that mimics a closed life support system where organic waste and carbon dioxin are converted into oxygen, water and food. MELISSA technology helps develop space greenhouses where astronauts will be told the right amount of fertiliser to apply at every stage in a plant growth. Agriculture, FoodTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
SYMPAAquatic, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Maritime, TIA, Tourism, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, SDG1 No poverty, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 14.7 Increase the economic benefits to small island developing States ... from the sustainable use of marine resources ... management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism, SDG14 Life below water, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ..., 12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG1 No poverty, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG14 Life below water1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 8.9 Devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information, 14.7 Increase the economic benefits to small island developing States ... from the sustainable use of marine resources ... management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism, 14.c Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law ...ESATIASatellite assets integration for marine protected areas The SYMPA service aims at providing tourists with advanced location-based services that transform a park visit in a pleasure experience, with the potential advantage of boosting the local and often rural economy, and enabling at the same time the monitoring and control of vessels inside the Marine Protected Area (MPA) to the benefit of marine resources conservation. The preservation of sea biological resources is completed in Sympa by the provision of a daily service of “water quality” parameters. This is possible thanks to the innovative usage of Remote Sensing data integrated in a biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models capable of forecasting the capability of regeneration of the sea and to provide essential water quality indicators. It mainly targets users within coastal zones such as MPAs management organisations and authorities. As vessel localisation is fundamental for the monitoring and control of MPA, the service makes use of AIS and GNSS positions provided by the location-based services to tourists, charter companies, and fisheries. Sympa also offers an innovative service to assess the quality of sea water. This is performed by integrating high resolution satellite images coming from Copernicus with ad hoc biogeochemical models. This service is capable to detect and forecast dangerous conditions for the ecosystems. Sentinel SAR images are used for the Vessel detection system, which discovers and identify defined targets in the sea. Aquatic, Maritime, TourismTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intVitrociset Belgium https://www.vitrocisetbelgium.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope
UNDERSEE13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Agriculture, Blue Worlds, Completed, ESA, Global, Inland waters, Kick-start Activity, Maritime, TIA, Water, Water Management, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risksSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ...ESATIAMaritime satellites for environmental monitoring in rivers, lakes and oceans The UNDERSEE project aims to monitor and predict water quality changes in rivers, lakes and oceans without dealing with sensors maintenance. The main users of the service are research centres, environmental agencies and aquaculture producers. The product enables them to move from a reactive to a preventive decision-making approach regarding water quality changes and environmental impact assessments in rivers, lakes and oceans based on actionable data. It relies on in-situ water data integrated with advanced image processing of Copernicus data, and on the use of GNSS and SatCom. The space assets allow real-time water quality dynamic maps, improved reliability of data, continuous validation of EOD products and predictive models, and early warning of water changes. Agriculture, Blue Worlds, Inland waters, Maritime, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intMatereospace LDA http://matereo.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal, Europe
WACMOS IrrigationAgriculture, Completed, EOP, ESA, Global, Scientific Project, Water, Water Management, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitationSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologiesESAEOPUsing satellite soil moisture data in detecting and quantifying irrigation globally Irrigation is one of the greatest human intervention in the hydrological cycle. The knowledge of the distribution, the extent of irrigated areas and the amount of water used by irrigation is needed for different purposes: 1) modelling irrigation water requirements at the global scale, 2) assessing irrigated food production, 3) quantifying the impact of irrigation on climate, river discharge and groundwater depletion. Notwithstanding its recognized importance, to obtain high-quality information about the actual irrigated areas worldwide is nontrivial and the problem is much more pronounced in terms of the quantification of the water actually used for irrigation. In this context, the objective of the WACMOS-MED project is to understand the potential of satellite soil moisture data in detecting and quantifying irrigation at global scale. Agriculture, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intCNR-RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GEO-HYDROLOGICAL PROTECTION – IRPI (IT)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
Waste water treatment in Morocco based on MELiSSA6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, ESA, Global, HRE; TEC, Technology Transfer, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, ProsperitySDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation managementESAHRE; TECRecycling waste water in Morocco using ESA-developed technology and sustainable energy sources Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is treating groundwater for a school in Morocco. The village of Sidi Taïbi near Kenitra has grown rapidly in recent years, and providing fresh water to its inhabitants is difficult because the groundwater is so rich in nitrates and fertiliser it is unsuitable for human consumption. MELiSSA expertise: ESA has been working for over 20 years on the best recipe for a closed life-support system that processes waste and delivers fresh oxygen, food and water to astronauts. One of the discoveries is how to build and control organic and ceramic membranes with holes just one ten-thousandth of a millimetre across. These tiny pores can filter out unwanted compounds in water, in particular nitrate. With help from a UNESCO partnership, the University of Kenitra looked to apply this new approach to tackle their drinking-water problem. Building on ESA’s experience with membranes, French company Firmus teamed up with Germany’s Belectric to build a self-sustaining unit powered by solar panels and wind energy. Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLWaste water treatment - MELiSSATechnology TransferChristophe LasseurThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
Water Availability6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Agriculture, Digital Platform Services, Drought, Early warning, Floods, Ongoing, UKSA, Water Management, Africa, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for allUKSA Identifying existing water sources  The product provides soil moisture content, water body height and water extent – which includes both water bodies and saturated ground – information using microwave data from Earth observation (EO) satellites that can be used to identify and map water sources and water availability. The product primarily uses data from free-to-access Sentinels and other space agency satellite missions. It can help key users in government or other stakeholders relevant to water management or draught and floods monitoring in understanding water availability. Comparisons of satellite-derived water extents over time can show areas of diminishing open water with variations of water height for larger water bodies. Microwave EO data has the benefit of not being affected by cloud, and when combined with other data sources provides an invaluable and practical way to monitor water sources over wide areas and in countries where similar information is often sparse.    Agriculture, Drought, Early warning, Floods, Water ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingPixalytics Ltd. https://www.pixalytics.com/Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 08:17viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean
Water recycling in space and a circular beer productionCompleted, Demonstration Project, Environment, ESA, Global, HRE, Sustainable Production, Water, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologiesESAHRESpace technology enabling sustainable circular beer production BioMakery, an innovative and ecological sustainable wastewater treatment system was created on the principle of water-based urban circularity. The biological wastewater treatment system builds energy, food, and waste systems around a regenerative and sustainable water cycle. The BioMakery serves as a test facility for advanced circular space technology developed within the micro-ecological life support system alternative (MELiSSA) program of ESA. SEMiLLA IPStar has a mandate to roll-out this technology in terrestrial applications. Environment, Sustainable Production, WaterTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedweexplore@esa.intWednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 15:33viewGlobal
WaterInfoDemonstration Project, Energy, Environment, ESA, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Ongoing, TIA, Water, Water Management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 7.2 Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesESATIAService to improve monitoring of changes in water resources of individual lakes and reservoirs The WaterInfo service aims to improve monitoring of changes in water resources of individual lakes and reservoirs to support optimised hydropower production planning, more accurate electricity market and price predictions and increased knowledge on the environmental footprint caused by hydropower operations. The approach is to classify radar imagery covering lakes and distinguishing water covered area from land. Space assets used in the demonstration project will be primarily from Earth Observation Satellites Sentinel 1a/b. Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intEDINSIGHTShttp://www.edinsights.noThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
WATERLENS6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, TIA, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAImproved Monitoring, Forecasting and Control of Water Availability, Quality and Distribution Global water use has increased by a factor of six over the past 100 years. The ESA-supported Waterlens project based on EO and GNSS data aims to improve the monitoring of water management infrastructures. Source: UNESCO The WATERLENS services aim at helping water utilities to improve infrastructure maintenance planning and follow more easily the evolution of the regulatory and contractual contexts. The services offer a new and cost-effective approach for the monitoring of large water management infrastructures. They are based on multiple space assets such as Earth Observation and Global Satellite Navigation Systems. The targeted user community comprises: Companies involved in businesses with water distribution, supply, treatment and water pipe networking; Government agencies; Agriculture; Companies involved in the prevention of water related disasters; NGOs or international organisations involved in installation of water extraction and distribution in developing countries. Title - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intCSEMhttp://www.csem.ch ERNST BASLER + PARTNERhttp://www.ebp.ch ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT WASSERWERKE BODENSEE-RHEINhttp://www.awbr.orgThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Watershed Management6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Agriculture, Completed, Digital Platform Services, Downstream, Pollution, UKSA, Water Management, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, Asia Pacific, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, PeoplePeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcityUKSAImproving infrastructure for provision of clean water and sanitation Effective catchment management is vital for water companies to achieve water quality without having to undertake expensive treatment downstream. The product maps and monitors agricultural land use at field level across a large area to identify hotspots of agricultural pollution polluting the water catchment and predicts future diffuse pollution based on the crop growth cycle and other agricultural uses. It improves management of water abstraction by predicting changes in diffuse pollution based on precipitation and water flow. The solution provides regularly updated Earth observation (EO) based analytics to understand land use and engage with local land owners, meet regulatory compliance, and reduce water treatment costs for effective watershed management. Agriculture, Downstream, Pollution, Water ManagementTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedRezatec https://www.rezatec.com/solutions/water-utilities/water-quality/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:55viewAsia Pacific
WIMS15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, Institutions, Natural resources, TIA, Water, Water Management, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and productionSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG15 Life on land6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylandsESATIAWater Infrastructure Management Service Focusing on Remote Assets The Water industry within the UK faces a number of challenges due to the scale and remoteness of its assets. These distributed assets require increasingly intuitive methods for ongoing monitoring due to budget reductions and increasingly volatile weather caused by climate change. Earth observation techniques have shown themselves to provide solutions to some of those challenges particularly in flood mapping and terrain deformation measurement. GNSS technologies have also shown themselves to provide great value in measuring the movement of earthworks and structures over time to give engineers a greater understanding of their assets’ health. Environment, Infrastructure, Institutions, Natural resources, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intMONITEYE LTDhttp://www.moniteye.co.ukThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
WONDER9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Global, Infrastructure, Natural resources, TIA, Water, Water Management, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ...ESATIAWater quality monitoring service based on space asset provided data, crowd sourcing, environmental modelling and reporting The WONDER service aims at simplifying, digitalizing and standardizing the water quality monitoring progress in a way that provides its users with better spatial and temporal coverage of monitoring as well as cause and effect-relationships recognition. The project's ultimate objective is to develop an automated, cloud-based digital service for water quality monitoring which could be utilized globally. The solution builds on earth observation, global positioning, crowd sourcing, internet of things (IoT) and predictive analysis. The novelty of the approach is to combine Earth Observation data (available via National Satellite Data Centre in Finland), navigation satellite system located citizen observations and continuous water quality monitoring data into Sitowise Ltd.’s Louhi WebGIS-platform. The targeted users of the WONDER service include large infrastructure projects, energy production and other fields of industry with marked emissions or influence on water bodies. The targeted users can also include environmental authorities, who oversee surface water monitoring based on Water Framework Directive and other regulations. The added value of EO space assets comes from automatizing the environmental monitoring and reporting process as well as reducing the amount of professional field work required to acquire the source data for report compilation. In the case of in situ observations, the added value is the accurate time information obtained from the satellite positioning systems. Environment, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intSITO OY (Ltd) https://www.sito.fi/enThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal